Cast the First Stone

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To be first to blame or criticize someone, to lead the scolding over offender


  • This saying is originated from the Bible. It was written by Apostle John that when people wanted to stone to death a woman for her sins (fornication), Jesus said, “He that is with no offense amid you, allow him first cast a stone at her." Similarly, a person who himself is not good and pure shouldn’t cast the first stone on others by criticizing them.

You shouldn’t criticize Amy in this way. You’re also responsible for this, so stop casting the first stone.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Cast the First Stone':

cast the first stoneTo act self-righteously in accusing another person, believing that one is blameless.
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